This package defines the core interfaces of Jakarta Authentication. The SPI defines the interfaces by which pluggable authentication mechanisms (aka message authentication modules) may be configured and invoked by a container (aka message processing runtimes). The term "message" in this context derives from Message Level Security (MLS) vs Transport Level Security (TLS).
Interface Summary Interface Description ClientAuthAn implementation of this interface is used to secure service request messages, and validate received service response messages. MessageInfoA container (message processing runtime) uses this interface to pass messages and message processing state to authentication contexts for processing by authentication mechanisms (modules). MessagePolicy.ProtectionPolicyThis interface is used to represent message authentication policy. MessagePolicy.TargetThis interface is used to represent and perform message targeting. ServerAuthAn implementation of this interface is used to validate received service request messages, and to secure service response messages.
Class Summary Class Description AuthStatusThe AuthStatus class is used to represent return values from Authentication modules and Authentication Contexts. MessagePolicyThis class defines a message authentication policy. MessagePolicy.TargetPolicyThis class defines the message protection policies for specific Targets.
Exception Summary Exception Description AuthExceptionA generic authentication exception.